Short note: new record of thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) on karuk plants (Piper sarmentosum) in Indonesia.
Thrips were reported as one of the pests of karuk (Piper sarmentosum) in the Garden of Medical Scientific Tourism, Indonesian Spice and Medicinal Crops Research Institute (ISMCRI). Thrips attack was known for the first time in April 2016 with moderate intensity. Affected leaves become wavy, rolled, and stiff then the leaves will dry up and wither. Morphology identification showed that Liothrips vaneeckei (Thysanopters: Phlaeothripidae) as the causal agent infested on karuk. This is the first report of L. vaneeckei in Indonesia.